THE grid for the 2021 Dunlop Super2 Series is shaping up as the opening round at Bathurst on February 26-28 looms.
The 2021 season will again feature combined races for the Super2 and Super3 Series, with each category racing as a separate class.
Last year’s Super2 Series winner, Thomas Randle, will not return to the category after securing a multi-year deal with Tickford Racing for main game co-driver duties, while rivals Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki have graduated to full-time Supercars seats with Erebus Motorsport.
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Those moves pave the way for fresh faces to fight at the front of the field; only one prior Super2 race winner is among the drivers confirmed so far on the 2021 grid.
Reigning series-winning team MW Motorsport will expand to field a total of four Nissan Altimas in the 2021 season.
Last year’s Super2 rookie of the year Jayden Ojeda returns to drive the team’s #31 Altima, backed by Jayco and Sparesbox.
Tyler Everingham, who made his Super2 debut with MW Motorsport in 2019, also returns to the team to drive the #27 Altima with backing from Lowes Petroleum and Blue Ribbon Legal.
Rounding out the team’s fleet are second-year Super2 racer Josh Fife and Super3 graduate Declan Fraser.
“Running the four Altimas in the same class really makes sense for our team,” team owner Matthew White said.
“We haven’t done this before, but consolidating all of our energies into the same type of cars in the same class was important for us. It means we’ll have a large amount of data for our drivers and team to work from.
“Last year, we had three Altimas in Super2 and a Falcon in Super3, and while we were able to do it successfully, it did present some hurdles. This year, we’ll be very well placed.”
Zak Best, who finished sixth in last year’s series driving for MW Motorsport, moves across to Tickford Racing to pilot its sole Ford Falcon FG X.
Meantime Broc Feeney – who raced for Tickford last year – moves across to Triple Eight Race Engineering, where the former Super3 Series winner joins Angelo Mouzouris as the team expands to a two-car operation.
A high-profile rookie on the 2021 grid is Aaron Seton, the third-generation racer making his second-tier debut driving for Matt Stone Racing.
Jaylyn Robotham’s recruitment to the Erebus Academy sees him join the 2021 Super2 rookie crop driving for Image Racing.
The 18-year-old made his debut in Super3 last year with MW Motorsport and won all four of his race starts.
Another rookie will join the Super2 grid in the form of Bradley Neill, who steps up from Super3 and intends to campaign an ex-Holden Racing Team Commodore VF at most, if not all, 2021 season rounds run by Eggleston Motorsport.
Super2 Series regulars Matt Chahda Motorsport have yet to announce their plans for 2021 but are expected to field entries in the second-tier class.
The 2021 Super2 Series is scheduled to consist of six rounds, beginning with on the support card of the Repco Mount Panorama 500 at the end of February.
ENTRY LIST: 2021 Dunlop Super2 Series (as of 8/2/2021)
|MW Motorsport||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima|
|MW Motorsport||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima|
|MW Motorsport||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima|
|MW Motorsport||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima|
|Tickford Racing||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG X|
|Eggleston Motorsport||Bradley Neill||Holden Commodore VF|
|Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF|
|Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF|
|Image Racing||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF|
|Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF|